A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey found that only 28 percent of likely Republican voters believe the attitudes of GOP voters remain the same as those of the party’s leaders.
Fifty percent said Republican voters are becoming more conservative than GOP leadership while 15 percent think the voters are becoming more liberal.
For comparison’s sake, 35 percent of likely Democrat voters share attitudes that are about the same as the party’s leadership. However, 43 percent said Democrat voters are becoming more liberal than the party’s leaders. Seventeen percent said the voters are turning more conservative.
Views of the Democrat Party’s leadership have not changed much since last year, but the percentage of GOP voters who say they’re more conservative than Republican leaders has jumped 14 percent in one year.